When you have that urge to give up during exercise push harder because your goal is more important than the in the moment pain. Once you are pushing harder and you feel you can't do it any more push even harder because by that point you are usually almost done anyways.
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I get to a point where I am comfortable and do not push myself, I'm afraid to push harder because I do not think I can. When I do say, "it's time, just do it" I find that I can push beyond where I think I am. Just pushing myself that little bit more increases the intensity without making my workout longer but I still start to see losses again.
I've noticed that sometimes when I'm working out in front of people, I'm tempted to go faster or push harder because I'm insecure about my fitness level, but when I do that before my body is able, I exhaust myself and hurt the next day. Now, I stick to my goals and kick it up a bit when I know my body is ready to move forward, not because I worry what others will think. Injury and pain from overwork can kill an exercise habit. Why sabotage your hard work?
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